Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

I didn’t listen to as much metal this year as I have in the past few years. But that’s no bad thing. I decided to step off the review/deadline/review/deadline treadmill in 2016, and while less of the hustle meant I listened to fewer albums, it made listening to those albums a far more gratifying experience overall. In the end, I still managed to gather a stack of contenders for my end-of-year metal list easily enough. I did cut a few high-profile... Read More

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 1

Welcome to the third post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans.  Over the next few weeks, I’m letting fly with a bunch of lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, and riotous New Zealand albums from 2015. None of the posts are ranked, because all I really want to do is recommend a whole heap of great music. Below is Part 1 of a two-part post highlighting some my favourite metal releases from 2015. Yes, I mention a lot of albums, but... Read More